How to Make a Hurricane on a Bubble

 

By: Physics Girl

Published on Aug 18, 2015

How do scientists mimic the physics of a hurricane on the surface of a bubble? What other types of crazy research are bubbles used for? Learn how to create colorful vortices on a bubble in your kitchen!

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RESOURCES
University of Bordeaux Experiment footage – CNRS
http://videotheque.cnrs.fr/video.php?…

NASA Hurricane Footage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=10&am…
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http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedi…

NASA bubbles in Space
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXsvy…

Paper on Hurricane Vortices:
http://www.nature.com/srep/2013/13121…
Meuel, T., Xiong, Y. L., Fischer, P., Bruneau, C. H., Bessafi, M. and Kellay, H. Intensity of vortices: from soap bubbles to hurricanes. Scientific Reports 3, Article number: 3455 (2013).
Footage used with permission from Hamid Kellay.

Paper on Knotted Vortices:
http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v…
Kleckner, D and Irvine, W. T. M. Creation and dynamics of knotted vortices. Nature Physics 9, 253–258 (2013)
Footage used with permission from Dustin Kleckner.

Paper on Popping Bubbles:
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/340…
R. I. Saye and J. A. Sethian, Multiscale Modeling of Membrane Rearrangement, Drainage, and Rupture in Evolving Foams, Science, 340(6133), 720–724 (2013).
Footage used with permission from James Sethian and Robert Saye

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